A FORMER Limerick school is set to become a temporary home for those feeling the war in Ukraine.
The former Salesian school building at Fernbank will be used as a temporary accommodation centre for up to 251 Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection who are fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Owners of the site, Limerick Twenty Thirty, have entered into an agreement with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth to use for an 18-month period, with the centre to open in January.
The former school has 19 bedrooms and shared sanitary, laundry, and dining facilities.
It was confirmed by the Limerick Post that local councillors were briefed on the decision to use the site, which will be staffed on a 24/7 basis.